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Medicare

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report

November 11th, 2019

Salt Lake City, November 11, 2019—Medicare’s flagship Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), achieved net savings of $73 per person in 2018, more than double the net savings of $35 per person achieved in 2017. Researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shared their analysis of […]

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Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare released “Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments,” highlighting the Chargemaster Alternatives for Medicare Payment Alliance organized by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence published an article entitled “Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips,” highlighting the recent Health Affairs blog post which includes Torch Insight data provided by Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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Health Intelligence Partners: Market Signals Briefing October Webinar

October 24th, 2019

On October 16, Leavitt Partners held a Market Signals Briefing webinar as part of a bimonthly series produced by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP). Designed to provide health care stakeholders with timely perspectives on current market events and to identify what matters, HIP Market Signals Briefings bring experts together to sift through the noise in the […]

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Health Intelligence Partners September Tabletop: Driving Value Forward with Patients and Physicians

October 10th, 2019

On September 19, Leavitt Partners Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) hosted a tabletop discussion in Washington D.C. on driving value forward with patients and physicians. Tabletop discussions bring together stakeholders with varying perspectives and allow participants to consider how current government and market events may impact their organization’s strategic goals. In September’s tabletop, participants addressed the […]

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CMS Report: ACOs Save Billions for Medicare

October 4th, 2019

MedPage Today published “CMS Report: ACOs Save Billions for Medicare,” highlighting insight from David Muhlestein, chief research officer at Leavitt Partners, regarding the CMS report released on September 30, 2019. View the article here.

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CMS saved $739 million last year from Medicare ACOs

October 2nd, 2019

Modern Healthcare published an article entitled “CMS saved $739 million last year from Medicare ACOs,” highlighting insight from David Muhlestein, chief research officer at Leavitt Partners, regarding the incentive for organizations to be in an advanced alternative payment model. View the article here.

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